I live in California - the part of California that is in the beginning of Northern California. In other words, though we're Northern California, we're spared the extreme temperatures. We live 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 60ish miles from San Francisco and have our own little microclimates mixture going on within our city. One part of the city is always warmer than another part, etc. And while most of the country is suffering from exteme temperatures - the ice cold, the snow, the month long heatwaves, we're blessed with mostly temperate weather. That doesn't mean we don't get hit with heat waves and cold weather. We do, they just don't usually last very long, and cold for us is usually from 40 degrees to 50ish. AND our winter season usually contains a random week here and there of warmer weather - enough to fool some plants into flowering. In fact, we usually have warm or comfortably cool to warm days all the way through November.
These past few days, however, we've been below 30 during the mornings, with it barely climbing above 35 for the day. The nights have been a lot colder - a lot of our plants were frost burned because neither my husband or I were well enough to cover them with sheets on our first cold night. I'm hoping they will make a come back, but when the leaves are that weird texture and strange green color, there's not much hope. Maybe some of the root will have survived, though.
Cold.... Brrrrrrrr! I know we all get used to the weather we grow up in, but I don't know how anyone in the colder regions can take all that cold.
The past few weeks, though I've felt better, I've been so sleepy on Sundays that I've been forgetting to participate in It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Though my reading hasn't picked up by much, I have been able to read.
Oh yeah - It's Monday, Hosted by Sheila of Book Journey - but then everyone probably knows this by now, right?
I have finished.....
Man Made Boy
written by Jon Skovron
a twist on the old Frankenstein tale, featuring the teen age-ish son of Frankenstien's Monster and Bride. Lots of appearances by many monsters of legends and myths...La Llorona, The Invisible Man, Jekyll & Hyde's granddaughter.... It's an interesting novel. oh and here's a good twist - Boy is a computer tech whiz monster/kid. I need to review it soon.
I am currently reading....
by Tony Ballantyne
London is changing in a mysterious and dangerous way....sometimes constantly and overnight (if that makes sense) Women are losing their rights and achievements of the past hundred or so years, history is being re-written, even math is changing.... It's too complicated to explain, you need to read it. I'm almost finished with it, and it's been quite a read.
by Devon Monk
this takes off after the Allie Beckstrom series finale, and focuses on Shame (main character) and his reluctant soul complement, Terric. Their's is an awkward and yet longing relationship. One is straight and such a bad boy, the other is gay and a goody-two shoes...rather, he follows rules.
And someone is hunting soul complements.....
Well, this is all I have for now. Lots of good books sitting around my house, waiting for me to read, and me wasting time on the computer, or watching sitcoms and sleeping (in between working)... that's my life right now. :)